February 5, 2024

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Seminar: A Race Conscious Approach to Investigating U.S. Endometrial Cancer Inequity

     When:  Friday, Feb 9, 2024 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  101 HRC and on Zoom (register here)

Join CSDE for a seminar with Dr. Kemi Doll on Friday, Feb. 9th from 12:30-1:30 in 101 HRC and on Zoom (register here). on Friday, Feb. 9th from 12:30-1:30 in 101 HRC and on Zoom (register here). This talk will focus on the use of theoretical frameworks of racial health inequity to organize and execute a research program designed to improve survival of Black women with endometrial cancer in the US using quantitative, qualitative, and community engaged work. Kemi M. Doll, MD, MCSR, is a gynecologic oncologist in the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of uterine, ovarian, cervical, and vulvar cancers. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Population Health Initiative. Learn more about Doll and the event here!

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Welcomes 4 New Research Affiliates

CSDE is pleased to introduce four of our new UW Research Affiliates. Joan Casey (Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences) studies climate-related environmental challenges while considering the important role of social determinants of health, with the goal of informing policy decisions. Emily Godfrey (Professor, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology) is a clinician-researcher and has a robust research portfolio around women's health issues. Sasha Johfre's (Assistant Professor, Sociology) research considers creation and consequences of conceptual categories, including ways that human difference (e.g., based on gender, race, age, etc.) is seen as real and natural. Erin McElroy's (Assistant Professor, Geography) research focuses upon intersections of gentrification, technology, digitality, empire, and racial capitalism in the U.S. and in Romania, alongside housing justice organizing, countermapping, and transnational solidarities. Learn more about each affiliate in the full story! 

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Raymer Joins CSDE as a Visiting Scholar!

James Raymer will join CSDE as a visiting scholar during February 5-February 26! He is a Professor of Demography at the Australian National University (faculty website).

His research focuses on methodologies and frameworks to study demographic processes. He is especially interested in understanding migration in situations where data are inadequate or missing, and has engaged in many interdisciplinary and international research collaborations on topics ranging from statistical estimation of migration flows to population estimation and forecasting. James will be presenting at the CSDE seminar on Friday, Feb. 23rd on research, titled "Modelling Migration to Understand Demographic Change". Learn more about James and the event here!

James is looking forward to connecting with CSDE’s many social and statistical demographers.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to schedule a meeting, take a walk, go out for lunch, host a meeting!  If we can help with logistics, let us know!

James’ visiting office will be in 218 Raitt Hall and you can reach him via email at james.raymer@anu.edu.au.

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McElroy’s Research Discusses Dis/possessory Data Politics in the Context of Tenant Screening

CSDE Affiliate Dr. Erin McElroy (Geography) authored an article in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, titled “DIS/POSSESSORY DATA POLITICS: From Tenant Screening to Anti-Eviction Organizing“, which places tenant screening data grabbing practices in tension with the ongoing work of housing justice-based tool making. While the tenant screening industry has spent decades amassing eviction data to facilitate the blocklisting of tenants with prior eviction records and thereby reifying racial capitalist geographies, housing organizers today rely on some of this same data to illuminate evictor networks and organize anti-eviction campaigns. 

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Research by Dattani Discusses the Relationship Between India’s National Biometric Identity System and Data Colonialism

CSDE Affiliate Dr. Kavita Dattani (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies) released work in the Journal of Cultural Economy, titled “Spectrally shape-shifting: biometrics, fintech and the corporate-state in India“. Through a hauntological frame, this article investigates how the ghosts of colonial pasts are re-emerging in India's national universal biometric identity system, Aadhaar, and a software infrastructure built on top of it, India Stack. It shows how Aadhaar and India Stack facilitate the extraction of data as a form of ‘data colonialism.’ Examining data colonialism through an enquiry of how the multifarious and unstable relations of colonialism are bound up with the extractive processes of digital data, the article uses a historical approach considering the shifting trajectories of identity ecologies in India to see what is dispossessed through Aadhaar and India Stack.

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New Research Co-authored by Johfre Examines the Social Construction of Age

CSDE Affiliate Dr. Sasha Johfre (Sociology) recently co-authored an article with Dr. Aliya Saperstein in Annual Review of Sociology, titled “The Social Construction of Age: Concepts and Measurement“. Age as an individual characteristic is ubiquitous in social science research. Yet age is rarely treated as a phenomenon that requires explanation or theoretical attention. To advance research in sociology, demography, and beyond, authors develop a framework that considers age as a system of inequality with concepts and processes that operate across micro and macro levels of analysis. 

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Research Co-authored by Taylor Describes the Experience of Frontline Clinicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CSDE Affiliate Dr. Janelle Taylor (Anthropology, University of Toronto) is among the co-authors of an article lead-authored by Dr. Catherine R. Butler in JAMA Network, titled “Experiences of US Clinicians Contending With Health Care Resource Scarcity During the COVID-19 Pandemic, December 2020 to December 2021“. The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw periods of dire health care resource limitations in the US, sometimes prompting official declarations of crisis, but little is known about how these conditions were experienced by frontline clinicians. This study sought to describe the experiences of US clinicians practicing under conditions of extreme resource limitation during the second year of the pandemic.

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Kinless Older Adults with Dementia are Studied by Taylor, Gray, Freitag, Shell-Duncan, and Berridge

CSDE Affiliates Dr. Janelle Taylor (Anthropology, University of Toronto), Dr. Marlaine Figueroa Gray (Anthropology, UW), Dr. Bettina Shell-Duncan (Anthropology, UW), Dr. Clara Berridge (Social Work, UW), and CSDE Trainee Callie Freitag (Public Policy & Governance, UW) released research in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, titled “Kinless Older Adults With Dementia: Qualitative Analysis of Data From the Adult Changes in Thought Study“. This article is just one of several arising from research supported by a grant from the National Institutes on Aging (NIA) and administered through CSDE. This study sought to examine the circumstances and needs of older adults who participated in the Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) study at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute. Adults in the study were "kinless," defined as having no living spouse or children, when they developed dementia. Authors conducted a qualitative analysis of administrative research documents and electronic health record data, revealing that the life trajectories that led members of the analytic cohort to be kinless at dementia onset were quite varied.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Among Communities of Color is Examined by Mudrazija and Colleagues

CSDE Affiliate Dr. Stipica Mudrazija (Health Systems and Population Health) published a chapter with colleagues, titled “Alzheimer’s Disease Among Communities of Color: The Role of Place for Brain Health Equity” in the edited volume, Older Mexicans and Latinos in the United States, which compares counties with the highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) among Latinos, non-Latino Blacks, and non-Latino Whites against counties with the lowest prevalence among these populations to identify trends related to the social determinants of health and risk factors for ADRD. 

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Fowle and Acolin to Discuss Health and Housing in Virtual Panel

Former CSDE Trainee Dr. Matthew Fowle (Postdoc at University of Pennsylvania) and CSDE Affiliate Dr. Arthur Acolin (Real Estate) will be presenting at a virtual event with authors who have published research in a special edition on housing and health at Health Affairs. Fowle will be discussing mortality-rate increases among people experiencing homelessness over the past decade and Acolin will be discussing the impact of gentrification on racial and ethnic disparities in exposure to contextual determinants of health. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6th 2024, at 10:00 AM (PST). Learn more and register for the event here.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Science Core – Upcoming Workshops: Biomarkers, Statistics & R, Online Surveys & REDCap, Accessing Federal Data

In the upcoming quarter, CSDE will be hosting four workshops and one ‘lunch and learn’ event to facilitate researchers’ adoption of new methods and data to accelerate research programs. These workshops include an overview of portable biomarker data collection in the field, accessing federal statistical data, developing online surveys using REDCap, conducting statistical analysis with R, and an introduction to data options for research on older adults.

Each quarter, CSDE offers 3-5 workshops on data sources, statistical and biomarker methodology, introductions to analysis programs, and more, all given by CSDE staff and faculty affiliates. These workshops can include hands-on training in novel methods and programming, lectures on innovative data sources, and discussions of important issues in research and data collection. Over the course of the academic year, CSDE will offer a diverse and exciting set of workshops, some of which will be offered in person and others remotely via Zoom. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to register for our workshops and we welcome registrants from outside the University of Washington for our remote workshops as well.

You can find our workshop website and register for our Winter 2024 workshops in the links below. We will be filling in our schedule for Spring workshops soon, so stay tuned!

Please reach out to CSDE’s Training Director, Jessica Godwin (jlg0003@uw.edu), if you have additional workshops you would like to see offered in the future and we will do our best to accommodate those requests.

Winter Workshops

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CSDE Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs) (Rolling deadline)

Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs) are designed to provide in-kind support and/or funds of up to $25k* to support a wide array of activity types throughout the development of a research project. As part of our mission to complement rather than duplicate other campus opportunities such as the Population Health Initiative seed grants, we will consider funding a variety of activities. See a list of example activities in the full story!    

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CSDE Matching Support to Supplement On-campus Funding (Rolling deadline)

CSDE Matching Support includes in-kind or monetary support to accompany a submission to other on-campus funding mechanism, such as PHI, EarthLab, or Urban@UW. All projects must have a CSDE affiliate who is UW faculty and is listed as a PI or co-PI, with any number of other collaborators. Note that we require (PRPGs) or strongly suggest (matching funds) contacting either Development Core Director (Steven Goodreau) or CSDE Director (Sara Curran) to discuss possibilities for your specific proposal before submission.

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Many CSDE-Relevant Grant Opportunities at NICHD!

The NICHD has listed many grant opportunities that should be of interest to CSDE affiliates. Check out the list here. If you are interested, CSDE can help you with providing ‘eyes’ for feedback on the narrative, contacting a program officer, more formalized mock review panel of experts to provide feedback on a penultimate draft, a summer grant writing program, or scientific methods consultations. We’re happy to support your science! Just ask!

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*New* Data from IPUMS

IPUMS recently released new data via IPUMS USA and IHGIS! Learn more in the full story.

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*New* Announcing the next round of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) (Due 3/4/24)
The Office of Research invites applications to the next round of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) grant program. Proposals are due to RRF Monday, March 4, by 5:00 PM. Departments and Colleges/Schools may have earlier deadlines, so all applicants are advised to check with their program’s administrative staff. Awards will be announced by June 15, 2024. The purpose of the RRF is to advance new directions in research, particularly:
  1. In disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal.
  2. For faculty who are junior in rank.
  3. In cases where RRF funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.
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UWRA Fellowship in Aging (Due Feb. 8th)

The UW Retirement Association is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 cycle of UWRA Scholarships and Fellowships in Aging. The awards are available to currently enrolled students in any field who are pursuing research or preparing for careers related to aging. Current opportunities include the UWRA Patricia Dougherty Fellowship in Aging (Due Feb. 8). Read more about this opportunity in the full story and on the UWRA website.

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NSF-NIH joint funding opportunity on Incorporating Human Behavior in Epidemiological Models (Due Feb 1-14, 2024)

The NSF and NIH is offering awards as part of the The Incorporating Human Behavior in Epidemiological Models (IHBEM) Program. The IHBEM Program supports research that incorporates research on social and behavioral processes in mathematical epidemiological models. The program provides support for projects that involve balanced participation from the mathematical sciences and from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. They are interested in interdisciplinary collaborations integrating research on behavioral and/or social processes in mathematical epidemiological models.

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Apply for a Summer Fellowship in AI Alignment (Due 2/4/24)

Apply for a summer fellowship with PIBBSS (Principles of Intelligent Behavior in Biological and Social Systems)! The PIBBSS Fellowship is a 3-month fully-funded program in AI alignment. They accept PhDs and postdocs from a wide range of fields such as “such as evolutionary bio, neuroscience, dynamical systems theory, economic/political/legal theory, and more. Fellows are invited to work on a project at the intersection of their own field and AI safety, under the mentorship of experienced AI alignment researchers.

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NSF Offers Funding for International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) (Due 2/5/24)

The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate and/or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas. 

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*New* CSSS Seminar: Am I redundant? How AI will shape the Future of Work (2/7/24)

Join CSSS for a seminar with Dr. Shamsi T. Iqbal on Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 12:30 in 409 Raitt and on Zoom (register here). Dr. Shamsi T. Iqbal is a Principal Applied and Data Science Manager at Microsoft, where she leads research on science and data-backed innovations for the Viva Insights product. Learn more about her talk in the full story on the event page.

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Federal Reserve Offers Virtual Seminars on Uneven Labor Market Outcomes (2/5-2/8/24)

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and St. Louis are hosting a set of virtual seminars highlighting research that examines uneven labor market outcomes. There are daily seminars scheduled the week of February 5th at 11am PT.

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*New* CSDE Computational Demography Working Group (CDWG) Hosts Elizabeth Pelletier on the Effects of WA’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Policy on Maternal Employment (2/7/24)

On February 7th from 3-4pm, Elizabeth Pelletier, PhD candidate at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, and CSDE T32 fellow, will present at the CDWG. CDWG Will be Hybrid in Winter Quarter 2024. Attend in-person in Raitt 223 (The Demography Lab) or on Zoom (register here). Pelletier will present research, titled “The Effects of Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Policy on Maternal Employment”. Read more in the full story!

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Opportunity for Funding – Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Address Systemic Racism (Due 2/7/24)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites faculty and PIs to apply for this funding opportunity with a deadline of 2/7/24. This opportunity will provide funding for a new cohort of research studies to produce new, actionable evidence about how to help medical, social, and public health systems work together to address forms of systemic racism. 

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Seminar: Dr. Supreet Kaur from UC Berkeley’s Department of Economics (2/12/24)

The Evans School will host Dr. Supreet Kaur with co-sponsor, the Joint Seminar on Development Economics on Monday, Feb 12th from 11:00-12:30PM in 410 Savory Hall. Dr. Kaur is a development economist with research overlap in behavioral and labor economics. Dr. Kaur’s research focuses on the functioning of labor markets in poor countries by documenting frictions in labor markets, the causes of unemployment, and examining the impact of inequality on labor productivity. A second line of research explores how psychological forces–such as the limits of human cognition and social norms–can affect individual behavior and market equilibria.

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US Treasury is Seeking Research Partners to Understand Equity Impact of Housing Assistance Fund (Inquiries due 2/12/24)

The US Treasury Department seeks research partners to help evaluate the Housing Assistance Fund (HAF) and its impact on inequality. Learn more here. A webinar describing the research call will be held on February 13. Inquiries are due February 12 to receive an invite to the meeting.

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EarthLab and PHI Host Event on Fostering Climate Connections (2/13/24)

The Population Health Initiative and EarthLab will co-host a winter quarter climate change-focused Open Space-style event in the University of Washington wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. The goal of this quarterly gathering is to help facilitate the development of new interdisciplinary collaborations between UW researchers who are seeking to take on pressing challenges related to the current climate crisis. Learn more about the event and RSVP in the full story!

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CSSS Seminar with Lizzy Pelletier: Imputing Race and Ethnicity in State Administrative Data: Challenges and Future Directions (2/14/24)

CSSS will be hosting CSDE Trainee Lizzy Pelletier for a seminar titled “Imputing Race and Ethnicity in State Administrative Data: Challenges and Future Directions“. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 14th at 12:30 in 409 Savery Hall and on Zoom (register here). Lizzy Pelletier is a PhD candidate studying public policy at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington,

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*New* Call for Papers: Migration and Organizations Conference (Due 2/15/24)

This conference hosted by The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania seeks to advance rigorous research and strengthen the community of scholars at the intersection of migration and organizations. Scholars from all fields, disciplines, and career stages are encouraged to submit papers or applications to attend. There will be a half-day consortium focused on career development for PhD students including small group mentoring meetings with faculty and early research development workshops. The conference will take place from May 8-9.

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*New* Hiring 1-2 Graduate Research Assistants at CERSE (Due 2/15/24)

The Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) at the University of Washington is seeking 1-2 graduate research assistants to assist with multiple ongoing evaluation and research projects. The projects vary in specific focus related to broadening participation in STEM fields. CERSE conducts research, evaluation, and consulting on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. We are a community-oriented team committed to increasing the participation of people from systemically marginalized groups in STEM education and careers.

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Apply for the 2025 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (Due 2/15/24)

The program is open to graduate students and sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program. It enables fellows to work for one year on congressional staff or in a federal agency, where the fellows study, implement, and even create marine policy. More than 40 agency positions and 12 congressional positions are available each year. A virtual information session will be held on Dec. 11th at 12pm (register here).

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Attend the Film Screening of the Journeys of Black Mathematicians: Forging Resilience (2/15/24)

The Department of Statistics, in partnership with the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Applied Mathematics and the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute, will be hosting a free public screening of the movie Journeys of Black Mathematicians: Forging Resilience in 110 Kane Hall on Thursday, February 15th from 6:00-8:30 PM. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Director George Csicsery and a reception at Kane Hall’s Walker-Ames room.

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Seminar by UW Moris Women’s Center: Safety Across Genders (2/15/24)

Join the UW Moris Women’s Center for its seminar on Thursday, Feb. 15th from 3:30-5:00 PM in the Allen Library auditorium, co-sponsored by CSDE. Seminar speakers will include nikkita oliver, Ebo Barton, Randy Ford, Akoth Ombaka, whose conversation will establish a shared understanding of the threats to gender diverse and intersex communities, along with ways that campus leaders can support them. Learn more about the event in the full story and on the event page.

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Global Mental Health Speaker Series: Global Mental Health and Climate Change (2/15/24)

Join the UW Consortium for Global Mental Health and the Population Health Initiative on Thursday, February 15 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Hans Rosling Center (HRC) room 101 as part of our 2023-24 speaker series on Global Mental Health. This event features a panel discussion with five experts on the mental health impacts of climate change, including CSDE Affiliate Gregory Bratman and CSDE Director Sara Curran alongside Kristie EbiSherilee Harperand Susan ClaytonThe panel will be moderated by CSDE Trainee and sociology doctoral candidate, Victoria Sass. Staff, faculty, and students of all disciplines are welcome to attend this hybrid event. Reception to follow event from 4:00-4:30pm. Learn more about the event here and register at this link.

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US Treasury is Seeking Research Partners to Understand Impact of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (Submit form by 2/15/24)

The US Treasury has issued a call for research partners to help understand the impact of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLRF).  They are specifically interested in answering: What is the short-term and long-term impact on households, organizations, communities, and governments from specific State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) projects in priority policy areas such as affordable housing, workforce, and public safety? To learn more about the call visit this page.

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NIH NOSI: Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship (Due 2/17/24)

This opportunity supports administrative supplements to existing NIH awards to support scientists who have demonstrated compelling commitments and contributions to mentorship and enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the biomedical sciences. Funds will support ongoing and future efforts.

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Attend the 2024 Future of Families Summer Data Workshop (Due 2/19/24)
The 2024 Future of Families Summer Data Workshop application form is now available and is due on Monday, Feb 19, 2024. The workshop will be held in-person from Wednesday, June 12, 2024 to Friday, June 14, 2024. Travel and hotel costs will be covered for successful applicants. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Future of Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) (formerly Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study), a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing. 

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Call for Applications: Time Use Data for Health and Well-Being Workshop (Due 2/19/24)

The Maryland Population Research Center is accepting applications for the 2024 Time Use Data for Health and Well-Being Summer Workshop to be held June 12, 2024, the day before the June 13 and 14 University of Maryland 2024 Time Use Conference.  This workshop aims to promote awareness of and expertise in the IPUMS Time Use data archive, particularly the 2010-2012 and 2021 ATUS Well-being Module data. About 20 applicants will be selected. Travel support will be available for accepted non-local candidates.

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*New* Urban@UW Requests Applications for the Research to Action Collaboratory (Due 2/20/24)

Urban@UW is excited to announce the second round of Request for Applications (RFA) for the Research to Action Collaboratory (RAC). The RFA invites teams of community members, researchers and students across the University of Washington who are excited to co-produce actionable, community-centered research and knowledge for persistent urban-focused problems. The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, February 20, 2024, at 5:00 pm PST. 

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*New* Accepting Applications for an NIH-funded short course @ UCI: Systems Biology Foundations (2/20-3/15/24)

The Systems Biology – Foundations short course is an NIH-sponsored, didactic and practical educational experience devoted to training in systems biology. The Systems Biology – Foundations course also includes teaching of collaborative skills and mentoring activities for career development. Participants may attend the online and/or the in-person course.  The “Online Course” is held entirely online over the first two weeks (2/20-3/1) (off on Presidents’ Day), and the “In-person Course” is held in person, on the UC Irvine campus for the following two weeks (3/4-3/15).

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*New* CSSS Seminar with Peter Catron: The Endurance of Mexico-U.S. Migration Flows (2/21/24)

Join CSSS for a seminar with CSDE Affiliate Peter Catron on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 12:30 in 409 Savery Hall and on Zoom (register here). Peter Catron is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Read more about the talk here!

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*New* BIRCH Methods Core Seminar: Measuring Disparity and an Analytic Approach for Informing Interventions to Reduce Disparity (2/22/24)

UW BIRCH (Behavioral Research Center for HIV) will be hosting their Methods Core Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 22nd from 9:00-10:00 on Zoom. During this session, their outside speaker John W. Jackson, ScDwill be focusing on the following topics:

  1. Outlining how to incorporate equity value judgements in analytic approaches to measure and identify leverage points for reducing disparities (Dr. John W. Jackson calls this “causal decomposition analysis”).
  2. How covariate adjustments in defining disparities and in equalizing potential determinants of disparities (decompositions) ultimately convey value judgements about what is fair and equitable in the distribution of health and its determinants.
  3. Various principles to guide the choice of covariates for meaningfully defining disparities and decompositions while adjusting for other covariates to account for confounding.
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*New* NIH Funding: Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) (LOI due 2/22/24)

The Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity initiative is soliciting applications to support unusually innovative intervention research addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) which, if successful, would have a major impact on preventing, reducing, or eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity. Projects should clearly demonstrate, based on the strength of the logic, a compelling potential to produce a major impact on advancing NIH’s commitment to addressing SDOH to accelerate progress in improving health for all.

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*New* ICPSR Summer Program Now Accepting Scholarship Applications (Due 2/26/24)

The ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods is now accepting scholarship applications for its 2024 Program, which will take place throughout summer 2024. These scholarships provide registration fee waivers for their General Sessions, a comprehensive methods training program comprising more than 40 courses and lectures, including intro stats, MLE, machine learning, SEM, longitudinal and panel data analysis, theoretical modeling, Bayes, and more. All General Session courses are offered in-person (on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor) and online.

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